3 – Prevalence of ticks and tick-borne pathogens

Many infectious diseases are transmitted by blood-feeding vector organisms such as mosquitoes or ticks.

Well-known examples are malaria, tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and Lyme disease.

Monitoring the prevalence of vector organisms in nature as well as their pathogen load can help us assess the risk of disease transmission in a given area.


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